If you have ever wondered how to go about looking for and buying a second hand vintage watch online, look no further. Here is a compiled list of the best online retailers with different specialties and knowledge that will give you just what you are looking for.
WatchBox is the place to snag the super high end timepieces from Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Patek Philippe, F.P. Journe and a few other independent watchmakers. WatchBox actually owns all the watches it lists on its site and the average selling price of its pieces has risen from $8,000 to $20,000.
Chrono24 began in 2003 in Germany and has grown steadily since. Their big draw is they offer an online estimated worth calculator so the interested buyer can see when the right time to buy that watch is and see how much it will likely be valued at.
ShopWorn sells watches that come from unsold inventory from watchmakers that were favorites to some but didn’t explode in the market. All watches are certified as authentic as they come with the documents to prove directly from the watchmaker.
Analog/Shift sells some of the less famous but still sought after timepieces and offers a curated selection of watches at its store in New York.
EBay is well known and established and also offers the largest inventory of second hand watches and has worked tirelessly to increase its trustworthiness and authenticity.
TrueFacet is a platform to buy and sell pre-owned watches at fair prices. They claim that every piece sold is vetted by an expert and now offers a concierge program where you can work with an expert one on one to find a specific watch.
Hodinkee has been selling new watches for several years but recently expanded to pre-owned vintage watches. The like to offer multiple options between new, vintage, and limited edition.